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2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

French automakers count on luxury appeal for success in China

April 19, 2013 06:01 CET
German automakers have long seen China as a key market. Now their French rivals, hit by slow sales in Europe, are playing catch up, and they are counting on the popularity of France's luxury fashion brands to help them.... Read More »

 

BRAD WERNLE

It's hard to see where China's love affair with cars will lead

3:07 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2013
If you hang around anyone connected with the Chinese auto industry for any length of time, you'll hear mind-boggling numbers about the industry's rosy future. But looking out my hotel room window here, I have to wonder just where China's love affair with the automobile and industrial progress will take us.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Mercedes unveils GLA concept

April 18, 2013 09:01 CET
Mercedes released pictures and details of the Concept GLA ahead of its debut at the Shanghai auto show. The production version will launch next year as a competitor to the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.... Read More »

 

Chery to ax subbrands, trim lineup

3:04 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2013
Chery plans to drop its three subbrands and eliminate half its models to revamp its unprofitable business.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

MG previews brand's first production SUV

April 17, 2013 10:22 CET
MG Motor said its MG CS concept previews a potential compact SUV/crossover that would target young, fashion-conscious people. The MG CS is similar in size to the Nissan Qashqai.... Read More »

 

DIANA T. KURYLKO

With GLA, Mercedes aims for younger shopper

5:07 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2013
Mercedes-Benz is poised to take aim at the growing compact crossover segment with the five-door GLA -- a vehicle company executives say will be packed with premium features but carry a competitive price tag.... Read More »

 

SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW PREVIEW

A bevy of crossovers and SUVs will take center stage at China's auto extravaganza

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2013
Automakers will test China's huge appetite for crossovers and SUVs with introductions this week at the Shanghai auto show. Acura, BMW, Citroen, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen plan world debuts for compact crossovers, while Jeep -- which arguably started the SUV craze -- will roll out its new Cherokee.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

Citroen Wild Rubis previews SUV for upscale DS line

April 11, 2013 09:00 CET
Citroen's Wild Rubis concept showcases the first SUV/crossover to be sold under the brand's upscale DS line. The concept will mainly be targeted at high-earning Chinese customers.... Read More »

 

NEW PRODUCT

Ghibli will be Maserati's first diesel-powered car

April 9, 2013 12:44 CET
Maserati released images of the Ghibli four-door sedan ahead of the car's debut at the Shanghai auto show. The Ghibli will be the first Maserati production car to offer a diesel variant.... Read More »

 

2013 SHANGHAI AUTO SHOW

BMW, amid crossover surge, preps X4 for U.S.

6:00 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2013
BMW, capitalizing on a surge in its U.S. light-truck sales, is expanding its new 4-series lineup with the X4 crossover that will be built in South Carolina and is expected to go on sale next year.... Read More »

 

BMW mulls exports of China joint-brand cars

April 4, 2013 06:01 CET
BMW may export cars built under a new brand developed with Chinese partner Brilliance Automotive to mature and developing markets, global sales boss Ian Robertson said. BMW hadn’t decided which markets outside China the new brand would be sold in, but mature markets such as Europe hadn’t been ruled out, Robertson said.... Read More »

 

2014 Porsche Panamera gets new hybrid

1:10 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2013
The Porsche Panamera has been restyled and the lineup gains a plug-in hybrid model, along with a new twin-turbo V6 for the Panamera S and 4S models that is more powerful than the former base V8. Also, Porsche is adding a stretched version of the Panamera with 5.9 inches added to the wheelbase for additional rear-seat legroom.... Read More »

 

NEW PRODUCT

Porsche's plug-in Panamera to start at 110,400 euros

April 3, 2013 10:19 CET
Porsche will begin sales of its first plug-in hybrid in July with prices starting at 110,409 euros in Germany. The 416-hp Panamera S E-Hybrid will debut in China this month.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS CHINA CONFERENCE

Akerson: Fill CEO job from inside GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2012
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says he's not talking succession with the board but adds that he would prefer an internal successor when it's time for him to move on.... Read More »

 

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Jeep keeps pushing for China production

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2012
Chrysler Group introduced a Jeep concept vehicle at the Beijing auto show last week designed specifically for the Chinese market. But just when that model -- or any Jeep model -- will be produced in China is unclear.... Read More »

 

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Volvo has big plans for China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2012
Volvo Car Corp. plans to nearly double its retail network in China as it also expands into new luxury segments, almost triples its model lineup and increases its technology and engineering capability in the region.... Read More »

 

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Back seat room is a big selling point

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2012
Mercedes-Benz sells extended-length versions of its S-class and E-class sedans in China to give back seat passengers space to stretch out and maybe do some work while stuck in one of Beijing's miserable traffic jams. The Chinese seem to love that extra legroom. So could extended Mercedes sedans be tried in the United States, too?... Read More »

 

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Boulay brings his Mercedes mind-set to Chinese design

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2012
Olivier Boulay has been Mercedes' design guru in Asia for 15 years. First it was in Japan, and now he is among the first wave of western designers carving out a modern look for Chinese vehicles.... Read More »

 

Lamborghini ultra-SUV concept stomps into fray

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2012
Lamborghini is considering building the exotic Urus SUV concept it is unveiling this week at the Beijing auto show.... Read More »

 

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